Monday, April 27, 2009
The Zohar- Teshuvah in our Generation
The Rashbi saw, that our generation will transgress the Torah and commit: adultery, lust, promiscuity, stealing, heresy, secularism, etc.
He cried, because he saw that we will need to go through, so many tests and suffering.
But why so much suffering in our generation? Why is the Yetzer Hara (evil inclination), so powerful in this generation, more than in all past generations? It is because, HKB'H is so merciful and so generous!
The Zohar HaKadosh explains: Every soul comes into this world only for the reason, to correct past lives for sins committed. HKB'H saw throughout all generations, that many souls were unable to correct themselves, and remained unworthy to enter Gan Eden.
Even though they were reincarnated as humans, animals, inanimates, plants, food, etc., and also placed in Gehenom or Kaf Hakela. Yet, they were still unable to correct their souls.
Even after so many reincarnations, these souls were unsuccessful in their tikun and were placed in Heichal HaNeshamot (hall of souls).
The Zohar HaKadosh continues and says, that HKB'H revealed Himself to the souls placed in Heichal HaNeshamot, and the Neshamot cried to HaShem:
"Merciful Heavenly Father, help us correct ourselves, we want to succeed in cleansing our souls, we reincarnated as humans, plants, animals, we went thru Gehenom, Shaol Tachtit, Kaf Hakela... but we still have not properly corrected our souls...".
When Merciful HKB'H heard this, He said, "I'll place you all in one generation, a generation that will have much confusion, tests, suffering, and hardships; a generation where the truth will be absent; a generation where one will be easily trapped by the evil inclination.
There will be many opportunities to get trapped into terrible sins; everything will be available to you in split seconds. It will be a generation, that will feel exhausted from trying to do Teshuva.
The evil inclination will be very powerful, and adultery, lust, temptations, promiscuity, stealing, heresy, secularism, etc. will be everywhere.
But, despite all these hardships, all Neshamot that will succeed to pass these difficult tests, and continue to have Emunah, will be tremendously rewarded, and will merit to live in the Geula."
"This is the reason the holy Rashbi also said, Overjoyed is the person, who live in that generation.
"Although it's difficult to comprehend, it's important to know: all people in this generation: you, me, him, her, them, are from Heichal Haneshamot!!!
Our generation is the LAST opportunity, for correcting the soul. Those that do not correct their soul now, will go through much suffering and regret.
A person must always be on guard, to constantly strengthen one's Emunah, because the world is very contaminated; it is very easy to fall, but much harder to rise.